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around up to. take a look at the closures on a map. want to bring in melissa mollett with more on how to get around the road blocks here. i drove down 9th street yesterday, not a good idea. >> not a good idea. the road blocks are everywhere. those huge tall fences. so if you can, just avoid the area. that will be your best line of defense. so lots of closures, 7th street, 9th street, n street. roads reopen later on saturday. there are a couple of roads that will still be open. rhode island avenue, 6th street and constitution, all of those still open going to be helping folks a lot. >> we have the map and as well as the time being just search road closures in the nbc washington app. a big focus of the summit, stopping nuclear terrorism around theworld. that means they will be talking about isis and preventing another attack like the one in brussels. more than 30 people were killed when suicide bomb
and the subway. a belgian government official says images of the belgian prime minister's office and home were found on one of the bomber's computers. yesterday we learned another american texas native gail martinez was killed in those attacks. 4:31. happening takoday, service works are off the job at reagan national. it's the first time service workers have gone on strike. mopping them are wheelchair attend tants, sky caps, bag allege handlers, check point agents and cabin cleaners. they're striking over wages. union leaders accuse airport contractors of intimidation and retaliation. they argue the low wages lead to high turnover and staff shortages. service workers at ten other airports around the country are also on strike. this 24 hour work action will end tonight. it is 4:31. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. another check of the forecast withck
this morning? >> big change. yesterday morning the same time, we were down near the freezing mark. this morning we're some 20 degrees warmer than that. everyone now in the low to mid-50s. so a much milder start and it's one of the four things you need to know about the weather for today, the 70s are back in style. we'll be in the 70s today and 70s to maybe near 80 tomorrow. springlike warmth means also a possibility of a rumble or two of thunder. nothing during the daylight hours, more of a tonight into tomorrow thing. so rain chances lingering into the first part of the weekend before a much colder weather pattern comes our way. here is the rain from cleveland down towards new orleans. it will bring rain chances back in really starting after about sundown tonight. we'll be talking temperatures in a couple more minutes. now melissa mollett with the latest o
hanging around here this morning. this one should be out of the way soon. inner loop at new hampshire avenue. right now two left lanes getting by the work zone. typically wraps up around 5:45 in the morning. outbound river road at willard avenue, drove by that on the w in. that's a pretty good work zone there. the right lane totally blocked by rush hour. they should put down a plate and you can get by. 66, 95, for big problems. 270 at old george town, no issues there. i'll be back in ten minutes. in tulsa, oklahoma, seven people are hurt including one person critically injured after a tornado ripped through that area. it is disaster wherever you look. but what made things worse was that the tornado didn't just touch ground once, meteorologists say wednesday's
storm spawned several tornado touchdowns, even one at the tulsa airport. authorities are canvassing the area now, looking for any others that may be injured. this is definitely aer to that we will continue to follow this morning. we'll bring you more from the live desk. back to you. 4:34. happening today, the man accused of shooting a 9-year-old boy in northeast washington is set to go before a judge. kenneth parker is charged in the 2014 shooting of jayden. swra de jayden was the unintended victim shot on a play ground during a gun found. he survived the shooting but was left with a bullet in his brain. after a year and a half, police charged parker last week. he's already in jail on apunrelated charge. parker faces 14 counts including assault with intent to kill. a man accused of trying to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from her front yard in wheaton. police say salami grabbed the
on monterey drive. her mother managed to get between salami and the front gate and he ran off. police say he came back a few minutes later, officers eventually arrested him on veirs mill road. he's charged with kidnapping and assault and is being held without bond. family, friends and neighbors gathered last night to remember a teenager killed at a d.c. metro station. 15 yald tod 15-year-old davonte washington was shot in front of his mother and sisters at the deanwood station. >> the young man this did this horrendous crime, life is also snubbed away from him. >> 17-year-old made reese bellamy was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. bellamy and the victim did not know each other. donald trump's latest comments about abortion are causing yet another fire sta
trump told chris matthews that if abortion were made illegal nationwide, a woman get being the procedure should be punished. >> you believe in punishment for abortio abortions? >> will hthere has to be some f punishment. >> that comment was widely denounced by democrats and republicans. just hours after, trump made an about-face oig saying abortion providers should be punished if roe vs. wade is ever to return. his opponents pounced on the controversy. edward lawrence will join us with more on that. bernie sanders could have issues getting on to d.c.'s june primary ballot. it turns out the local democratic party missed a deadline to notify the board of elections that sanders and hillary clinton had paid their registration fees. now a democratic voter in the district filed a challenge
the rules require a hearing on that challenge, but the chairman of d.c.'s democratic party says an emergency d.c. council vote may be able to resolve this issue before the primary on june 14th. a local woman who was pregnant and infected with the zika virus is under the microscope by researchers at children's national medical center. these ultra sound images show the affects zika had on the fee fuss. a 33-year-old woman contracted zika after a trip to mexico and central america in the fall. early ultrasounds did not show any tell tale sign of birth defects, but at 20 weeks, it showed the fetus had severe brain abnormalitieabnormalities. >> what we do know for sure, if the fetal brain is affected, this appears to be a very bad situation. >> the parents chose to terminate the pregnancy at 21
this case was published in the new england journal of medicine. researchers hope it may answer questions about the link between zika and birth defects. a live look outside for you now at 4:38. a lot of you seeing temperatures much warmer than this time yesterday, but will the kids still need the warm coat the by the time they leave for school in chuck bell has the answer. if your kids take the bus to school, you'll want to hear the explosives found on a bus from northern virginia and how they made it ther e.
a skydiver left paralyzed after a midair collision says he will jump again. a gopro camera captured the moments when they collided. the 23-year-old is now paralyzed from the waist down. doctors say it could take ten weeks or more before he walks again. we're learning students in loudoun county rode a school bus with explosive training material on board. a worker found the material yesterday. the federal agency used the bus in an exercise at pribriarwood h school. machi monday and tuesday it was also used. the school district is trying to contact a parents to say the material is benign and the
4:41. 55 degrees outside our studio. >> much better, chuck bell. i hope this is a sign of good things to come. >> it sure is. we have a nice little two day warm spell coming our way for today and tomorrow. but it does come at a little bit of a price. it's noticeably breezy to windy outside this morning. there will also be rain chances not this morning, but probably on the tail end of the ride home from work and school today. mostly after 6:00, 7:00. so your school day forecast, breezy, mid-50s at the bus stops this morning. mid-60s at recess, recess does get an a, no trouble being outside for recess. and up into the 70s today and still dry through dismissal time. but if you'll be out longer than about 5:00, 6:00, may want the umbrellas, as well. "7-day forecast" in ten minutes. westbound greenbelt road 193 after bw parkway, still have that road work hanging away with the left lane the only henk getting by thawo
this morning. taking a look at 270, 70 down t the spur, 127 minutes. so you're on time. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car. outbound river at willard avenue, right lane blocked there. we'll take a look at 95 coming up. new details in the child porn case that shook prince george's county. the new lawsuit just filed and what it claims the suspect threatened to do to one of the children. and donald trump under fire for his comments about ortion. abw you can't predict the market. abw but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price. invest with confidence.
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the white house. focus back on donald trump after his latest comments on abortion. his words controversial. they're uniting republicans at this point. democrats and both sides of the abortion debate. joining us live with reaction from the candidates, edward lawrence. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, republicans and democrats always said donald trump's comments would get him into trouble and it hasn't happened yet. well, until now. in talking with msnbc's chris matthews, trump answered yes to the question that there should be punishment for be abortion. and then he answered yes again to the followup question for the women. that drew some sharp criticism. >> i think probably donald trump will figure out a way to say that he didn't say it or he was misquoted or whatever. but i don't think so. i don't think that's an appropriate response. >> you know, i'm constantly just taken aback at the kinds of things that he advocates information. >> reporter: trump's campaign immediately clarified his position saying thathe
this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. the woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. still, the exchange has republicans and democrats criticizing trump saying that the woman should never be punished. so wisconsin female voters interviewed after this town hall took place said they still plan with trump, although he should, quote, tone it down. reporting live in washington on capitol hill, edward lawrence. now back to you. it is 4:47. a new lawsuit has been filed against the school aide accused of sexually abusing children in prince george's county. deonte carraway is a former school volunteer and choir director. the suit claims that he took one of miss choir members behind a stage and forced the 11-year-old girl to enfwanngage in a sexual with another student and he recorded it on his cellphone and threatened to kill her if she told n
he's facing 1 feder1 federal ch and also state child sex abuse charges. this morning we're learning the man accused of hitting seven people with his car in d.c. on new year's day has pleed guilty. malik lloyd was drunk when he jumped the sidewalk. he pleaded guilty. a guilty verdict for a man accused of elder abuse in montgomery county. jose bacon was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from a woman who is nearly 100 years old. conditions inside the house were discovered by a good samaritan. charging documents state that the person noted all the windows were covered allowing no natural light. the home was so cluttered that only one room was usable. there was cat feces in multiple places. officials are working hard to protect the senior. >> the crimes against vulnerable
and protective services. there will be over 200,000 senior zints in montgomery county in the next couple of years. so we want to protect our seniors. >> and this photo shows where he's withdrawing some of $191,000 he was convicted of stealing. he was banned from the victim's hospital room where he was still preying on her fierce of goiearo a nursing home. a girl who gave birth and then told police she found the newborn on her back porch will not face charges. she said the baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag outside. the new born girl is now in stable condition at children's national medical center. police say the mother gave birth inside that home. her age is not being released because she's a juvenile. this morning we know the name of the man who was killed in a tragic accident earlier this week.
shelf collapsed at the rinehart food services. osha is investigating. five other people were hurt. a ransom ware attack is causing trouble for thousands of patients treated at medstar hospitals. this is the latest example in a vehicle of such attacks on hospitals with hackers gaining control and demands big money to restore computer access. an example of the frustration, one woman said she was furious when the hospital canceled three days of her husband's radiation treatments. >> god love them, i hope they get it faster, because needs treatment somewhere. >> medstar says the system is returning to normal and that overall patient care has not suffered. several places around here are now using that new text to 911 technology. alexandria just launched its open service. it lets you text 911 instead of calling to get help even about if you can't use your phone.
service, make sure to give a street address because they can't track your exact location from your cellphone. you might also have to answer some followup questions. lights, cameras and honors for a 7-year-old girl who saved her father's life. jenna was honored, the montgomery county fire communications center, for her brave call. we told you yesterday that jenna called 911 when her father collapsed in a diabetic coma. she received that piece of blink, the everyday hero's award. >> and that is real blink, something she earned. >> and she also got to meet the 911 dispatcher who took her call. >> she was calm. like she said her dad was asleep, so i think maybe not knowing exactly what was going on helped her to stay calm and very smart. she knew her address, her phone number, everything to a t which is very helpful. jenna's parents say that they are so proud of her
cute. >> and i have a sense she doesn't mind the cameras. look how poised she is. >> she's got to all going on. two or three steps ahead. >> very impressive. >> so we're a little warmer this morning. that's nice. >> a little? 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. >> look at me, i wore a jacket because i was so cold yesterday. >> it's a little chilly outside if you're going to stand out there, but otherwise you're going to notice a huge change in air mass as that cool air from yesterday has been scoured out by the return of a south wind. southerly breezes will bring us into the 70s today. so that will be nice. the big green light for weather impacting your plans today. kite flying is one of the better things you can do today. not much of a rain chance until after the sun goes down tonight. for tomorrow, a risk of showers, maybe aru
thunder. won't be a washout for your friday, but it will be at least impact you'll need at least a backup plan ready to go. saturday now, unfortunately, we've had to put a little rain chance in there on the front part of your saturday. so here is rain chances today only about a 30% chance and again, after the sun goes down mostly. chances for rain both early morning and tomorrow afternoon, and rain chances on saturday mainly before lunchtime. saturday night should be dry and sunday looking dry, as well. but, wow, look at all this rain, this is the reason we have rain in the forecast. rain showers from ontario, chicago, cincinnati all the way down to the gulf coast. heavier weather well down to our south. but the leading edge of these raindrops is about 15 hours from now. that puts it in here between about 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 tonight. so an after dark thing for us for the most part. so in the meantime, enjoy a cry day. temperatures are in the mid-50s already this morning. and high temperur
be in the 70s. that will feel nice. but it will be on the breezy side. here is your first peek of the "7-day forecast." 73 today. eun yang are you listening, 79 tomorrow. even with some rain chances around, it will be near 80 in many spots. but chilly, windy activities ba 50s back for sunday and monday and cold rain drop on tuesday with highs only in the 40s. melissa mollett, we're focusing on 70s today and tomorrow. >> i love it. love the 70s. 80s, '90s. inner loop at new hampshire avenue, we're now open there top of the beltway. no more construction. westbound group belt road there, 193 after bw parkway, still have the left lane getting by that work zone. so that one still hanging around. taking a look at prince george's county, overall looking quite good. 50 in and out up to altown also long nicely. 95 at prince william parkway, no
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up to the minute the minute you're up as the 2016 nuclear security summit con verges on d.c. and it could create a major traffic problem. the areas you will want to avoid. and check out the current temperatures. they are at least 20 degrees warmer in some places than this time yesterday, but we will see an even bigger warm-up? a closer look at 5:01. metro shutdown that happened earlier this month made preview some bigger problems to come. at a wednesday summit, metro leaders said systems cannot continue to move from one crisis to the next. it may mean having to shut down the entire line for months because of maintenance issues. the new general manager says there are no easy solutions. virginia may determine the fate of north carolina
use by those who are transgender. protests have been common following the new law and now we're waiting for an appeals court decision in a virginia case. a high school student born female but who identifies as male says that he has had to take a walk of shame to use the bathroom at gloucester high school. two workers and a transgender student in north carolina are making similar are arguments in separate federal case. a turf battle unfolding in california has raised some questions about artificial turf fields this montgomery county. >> the california lawsuit alleges that field turf usa installed faulty fields. lawyers want to know whether fields at richard montgomery, walter johnson and montgomery blair high schools are holding up. the fields were installed between 2009 and 2010. >> california schools say that patches of their turf fields are coming out. rising costs could drive the redskins out of richmond. the team holds its training camp there, but the richmond times
the city more than it planned for. the newspaper says the redskins will receive $360,000 from the city for the camp this year. but says city leader originally believed they would break even on the chasm but they haven't made as much as they expected from sponsorships and rents. stay with us. "news 4 today" tips rigcontinue now at 5:00 a.m. now at 5:00, you've been warned. if you thought traffic in our area was bad before, it could come to a standstill today especially if your morning starts off anywhere near the washington convention center. good morning. it is 5:00. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. we want to check your weather first with chuck bell. a much warmer start to our thursday. love this, chuck. >> yes, indeed. much different thanks to a stiff south early wind. i'll fix the spelling on that in